After receiving the roller blades on Friday, Jonathan had a party with three of his friends on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, he was notified of his parents' present when Sha picked him up at Dad's house for his birthday lunch with us.
He is to be given a now bicycle once the weather warms up and they can actually be seen in shops.
But there were more little gifts from us because there had to be something tangible on his actual birthday, didn't there? I mean the promise of a bike is fine and dandy, but that's in the future, and he's 9. Just 9.
So, he got to it.
And he pulled out the collage. Of course, you know that I do one every year, highlighting moments from that year.
This is what it looked like this year. It featured much climbing.
And there was also a Monopoly game.
Which we began to play.
We played until the pizza came (his choice) and then the cake. Or was it?
Nope. He doesn't prefer cake, so it was donuts.
And the cat suffered in silence, not being given any treats for his royal self. Actually, there was some indignant howling before the silent treatment.